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Fire temple “Ateshgah”

tourism_09_1The Temple of Fire “Ateshgah” is found 30 km from Baku, in the south-eastern of the settlement of Surakhani. “Ateshgah” was made in the place of endless unquenchable fires

in the VII-XVIII centuries, at the place of natural gas outlet. The earliest construction of this temple, stable relates to 1713 AD, and the actual central temple-worship was created on funds of the Kanjanaqara in 1810.

Surakhani “Ateshgah” made up of the temple itself, cells of Indian pilgrims and also rooms. Ateshgah was built by local craftsmen based on the idea of the Indians, who ordered this monument.

In general, Ateshgah looks like city Karvansaray form its structure. For its industrial style the monument ‘echoes’ Median time fire worships in Azerbaijan. However, it retained the highlights of some Indian temples.